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The Pomelo - The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

International, Asian, Healthy, Malaysian
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1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3,, Ipoh 31150, Malaysia
+605 210 7777
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Description: Acquiring its name from the fruit that Tambun, Ipoh, is famous for, THE...
Acquiring its name from the fruit that Tambun, Ipoh, is famous for, THE POMELO lies within The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. One of the important components of this concept is spa cuisine – light, healthy and nutritious dishes. The POMELO innovatively incorporates the pomelo fruitinto refreshing spa cuisine for an awakening of the senses. THE POMELO’s spa cuisine menu explodes with flavours of organic fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood and premium poultry. No artificial seasoning or flavorings will be used in the cooking or preparation of food but lots of local fresh spices and ingredients are used instead.
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Outdoor seating

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  • 13
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An exclusive dining place for the resort guests

It's the only restaurant in this hot spring retreat!! Fantastic starters with tiny portions and we both ended having 4 starters.... But really delicate and delicious!! The pan fried lobster main dish was also very good!! Worth to try!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Kitty C
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's the only restaurant in this hot spring retreat!! Fantastic starters with tiny portions and we both ended having 4 starters.... But really delicate and delicious!! The pan fried lobster main dish was also very good!! Worth to try!!

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Paris, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The setting is incredibly beautiful. The rooms are amazing. We visited them last year, but never stayed there. We ate in the Cellar, which is in a beautiful natural cave. The only disappointment was the food. The beef arrived cold. The dessert was pretty awful and our Chinese friends found each course ridiculously small.

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Malaysia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Having a meal at the Pomelo is a way of entering and viewing the Banjaran resort without having to stay there (the resort is otherwise off limits to casual visitors). The restaurant is not air-conditioned, so it can get a little warm for lunch. The menu has a rather limited selection (see attached picture). The food is very good, though... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

delicouse food. very high end level. with asians and local ingredients. fantastic taste. very fine to the perfection presentated plates. thank you to chef and directors.

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15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

1. Called to ask if there is an afternoon tea menu and they told me "mam, only ala carte" 2. Do I need to book? "No, mam, you could walk in" 3. Upon arrival, we ordered from ala carte. Later on we see another table eating a 2-tier afternoon set. So, i called the waitor/manager and asked who I spoke... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Chanced upon the reviews of this restaurant on TripAdvisor and even with some slight apprehension, decided to give it a try and boy was I positively blown away. The restaurant is part of the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, and apparently is the only restaurant in the resort. The resort itself is really tucked away, and almost gives an impression of being... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Had a wonderful breakfast at The Pamelo which is also the only reataurant in the villa. The cheerful waiter came served us and food was served very soon! As we and our friends were very hungry after dipping in hot spring pool, we ate hungrily and ordered for more food. I noticed the waiter and waitresses never showed any annoyed... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Pemelo is the only restaurant in the Banjaran resort. Having breakfast there in the morning is a tranquil experience which it offers pristine fresh air and a calming pond view. Breakfast standard was very good. One can choose to go healthy and stay with fresh fruits and organic produce. However, some of the local dishes like nasi lamak was... More 

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Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My family experience begun well with seemingly friendly professional staff but it quickly turned into the most insulting, unprofessionally experience I ever had. How can a hotel ban you !!!!!! because you complained the food was cold and bad of quality! Not only did they ban us but they insulted my family with false statements and blatant lies. It seems... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I visited The Pomelo less than a week ago and already cannot wait to go back for another exquisite meal! We were welcomed personally by the friendly chef, and waited on by the ever-helpful staff, whom made our dining experience just delightful! The restaurant boasts healthy cuisines, and is an extremely affordable fine dining experience. Despite having a relatively small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3,, Ipoh 31150, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Perak  >  Kinta District  >  Ipoh
  • Phone Number: +605 210 7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Asian, Healthy, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Acquiring its name from the fruit that Tambun, Ipoh, is famous for, THE POMELO lies within The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. One of the important components of this concept is spa cuisine – light, healthy and nutritious dishes. The POMELO innovatively incorporates the pomelo fruitinto refreshing spa cuisine for an awakening of the senses. THE POMELO’s spa cuisine menu explodes with flavours of organic fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood and premium poultry. No artificial seasoning or flavorings will be used in the cooking or preparation of food but lots of local fresh spices and ingredients are used instead.

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